On 28 August, 2004 the NME reported that Morrissey had played a "secret gig" ahead of his main stage performance at the Reading leg of the Carling Festival. Morrissey performed First Of The Gang To Die, The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores and I Like You. A 3 September posting in Boz Boorer's tour diary mentioned the performance had been a "session for AOL".
On 9 September, 2004, AOL posted the sessions online for viewing.
A torrent of the performance is available on Smiths Torrents.